Hi! My name's Sarah and this is a blog full of everything I wish to share and whatever goes through my mind when I sit down to blog. :)

 

I’m instagram-less for the time being so I’ll just grace tumblr with my beautiful pictures. :)
I just came back from studio craving chocolate so imagine my delight when I opened up this care package of sunshine. 
P.S. Giraffes are my favorite animal! <3333

I’m instagram-less for the time being so I’ll just grace tumblr with my beautiful pictures. :)

I just came back from studio craving chocolate so imagine my delight when I opened up this care package of sunshine. 

P.S. Giraffes are my favorite animal! <3333




 



MIA much? Yea, sorry. Everything has been so hectic with moving and getting adjusted to college. That picture up there is of my new absolutely favorite study spot. My roommate and I keep our room pretty quiet so it’s great to study there but I really like being outside as well in this weather. I was all excited to check out the main library on campus (which is gorgeous from the outside) and was majorly disappointed by the interior but as I was leaving I noticed this balcony area right outside and it was just perfect. I didn’t realize all the small things I left off of my dorm haul list (maybe I should update that soon…) like plates, utensils, fabric softener, coffee cups, etc. For some reason I’m not homesick or anything but I do miss having some really close friends. With due time, maybe I’ll build some strong, new bonds? J Let’s just see how it goes…

MIA much? Yea, sorry. Everything has been so hectic with moving and getting adjusted to college. That picture up there is of my new absolutely favorite study spot. My roommate and I keep our room pretty quiet so it’s great to study there but I really like being outside as well in this weather. I was all excited to check out the main library on campus (which is gorgeous from the outside) and was majorly disappointed by the interior but as I was leaving I noticed this balcony area right outside and it was just perfect. I didn’t realize all the small things I left off of my dorm haul list (maybe I should update that soon…) like plates, utensils, fabric softener, coffee cups, etc. For some reason I’m not homesick or anything but I do miss having some really close friends. With due time, maybe I’ll build some strong, new bonds? J Let’s just see how it goes…

Picking classes is a struggle because I&#8217;m just interested in too many things. Am I the only person with this problem? :&#8217;(

Picking classes is a struggle because I’m just interested in too many things. Am I the only person with this problem? :’(

List of things to do when you’re bored

  1. Write a blog post (like this one!)
  2. Read a book
  3. Visit random.org
  4. Take a hike at your local park
  5. Meditate
  6. Get started on some work 
  7. Make To-Do lists
  8. Look up cute DIYs on Pinterest and then do them!
  9. Try out a new recipe (I highly recommend my apple pie)
  10. Finally do that laundry that’s been sitting around
  11. Try making art (draw, write, paint)
  12. Take an interesting selfie
  13. Write a story
  14. Clean your room
  15. Take a really nice bubble bath
  16. Catch up on the news
  17. Watch funny youtube videos
  18. Do a handstand and if you can’t, keep trying until you can (tip: use a wall)
  19. Great, now do a headstand.
  20. Try out a new exercise (I recommend pilates, yoga, or kickboxing)
  21. Come up with a list of goals
  22. Turn on a fan and yell into it
  23. Water gun fight!
  24. Place an ice cube on your palm, close your hands, and keep it that way until it melts. (unless you think you’re getting frostbite…)
  25. Make a short video about yourself (vlog?)
  26. Run up and down the stairs
  27. Put on a mud mask and give yourself a well deserved facial
  28. Build a blanket fort
  29. Start making a present for your mom (or someone else that means a lot to you) - it doesn’t matter what day it is, they always deserves something nice from you
  30. Try out a new makeup tutorial
  31. Watch a movie
  32. Learn a new language - duolingo.com
  33. Place sticky notes full of compliments and encouragement (or jokes and insults) around the house, office, etc.
  34. Take a shower
  35. Go on an adventure
  36. Go to that new store you always pass by
  37. Try taking the bus/subway/metro to somewhere you’ve never stopped at before
  38. Volunteer (dosomething.org)
  39. Doodle
  40. Go to a coffee shop and try something new
  41. Record yourself singing and work to perfect it 
  42. Climb a tree. I’m serious, go outside and don’t come back in until you find a nice tree to climb.
  43. Daydream
  44. Do your nails
  45. Try out a new app
  46. Write a journal entry
  47. Make a collage
  48. Find a quote you want to live by
  49. Make a sculpture out of aluminum foil
  50. Make a DIY workout shirt
  51. Learn origami
  52. Go to the playground
  53. Smile
  54. See how loud you can scream
  55. Dial a random number and see what happens
  56. Lick your elbow
  57. Watch Super Size Me and see if you can get yourself to eat at McDonalds
  58. Make a guitar out of a shoebox and rubber bands
  59. Plant a tree or flower
  60. Have an eating contest
  61. Try out a new restaurant
  62. Try to find the entrance to Diagon Alley
  63. Re-decorate an old pair of shoes
  64. Try to make your own list of things to do when you’re bored - it’s tough

When I’m focused, I bring my eyebrows together and look kinda angry. My physics teacher used to nervously stop the lecture and ask if there was something I needed. 

*I can’t help it*

*physics made no sense*

I had such an amazing day today! I&#8217;ve been spending a lot of time with my family lately and I guess Ludacris had a similar sentiment. So, first off, I babysat my younger cousins and we had a mean game of monopoly going. Unfortunately, I lost and this little guy on the right won the whole thing. Big risks reap big rewards as demonstrated by his extremely risky tactics. Then, we all went out for pizza and some arcading. Finally, we decided to go mini golfing. When we got onto the second course Ludacris and his daughter let us go ahead of them. They&#8217;re SO incredibly nice! I kept looking at him thinking I knew him from somewhere and my brother was pretty sure he was from Fast and Furious 5. These kids came by and asked if he was famous and I&#8217;m not sure what he said but they went away. Since they were right behind us, they often patiently waited behind us so my brother asked if he was Ludacris and he says, &#8220;Nahh man, I wish, otherwise I wouldn&#8217;t be here right now.&#8221; I jumped in and asked if we could have a picture anyways and he says, &#8220;Sure, after we finish the course,&#8221; and that&#8217;s when I was quite darn sure it was him. My brother also kinda matched the tattoos up and was certain. Anyways, we finish the game up and I decided to ignore them because, come on, it&#8217;d be so creepy and annoying if people stared at and took pictures of me play golf when I was just trying to hang out with my family. Since we were close we could hear shouts of triumph and despair from behind us - much like our own - and it was all so normal. When we all finished he remembered his promise and asked his daughter to take a picture of us. I&#8217;m just so happy I got to meet him and see how down-to-earth and polite he is. So, that&#8217;s my incredibly nice day. :)

I had such an amazing day today! I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family lately and I guess Ludacris had a similar sentiment. So, first off, I babysat my younger cousins and we had a mean game of monopoly going. Unfortunately, I lost and this little guy on the right won the whole thing. Big risks reap big rewards as demonstrated by his extremely risky tactics. Then, we all went out for pizza and some arcading. Finally, we decided to go mini golfing. When we got onto the second course Ludacris and his daughter let us go ahead of them. They’re SO incredibly nice! I kept looking at him thinking I knew him from somewhere and my brother was pretty sure he was from Fast and Furious 5. These kids came by and asked if he was famous and I’m not sure what he said but they went away. Since they were right behind us, they often patiently waited behind us so my brother asked if he was Ludacris and he says, “Nahh man, I wish, otherwise I wouldn’t be here right now.” I jumped in and asked if we could have a picture anyways and he says, “Sure, after we finish the course,” and that’s when I was quite darn sure it was him. My brother also kinda matched the tattoos up and was certain. Anyways, we finish the game up and I decided to ignore them because, come on, it’d be so creepy and annoying if people stared at and took pictures of me play golf when I was just trying to hang out with my family. Since we were close we could hear shouts of triumph and despair from behind us - much like our own - and it was all so normal. When we all finished he remembered his promise and asked his daughter to take a picture of us. I’m just so happy I got to meet him and see how down-to-earth and polite he is. So, that’s my incredibly nice day. :)

So I’ve been thinking, Cali is sunny and all right? So I need a cute hat.

That is all.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [5] friends, including me, so I’ll see…

Tagged by: givemethebuttbutt

  1. The Food Revolution by John Robbins
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  4. Inferno by Dan Brown
  5. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  6. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  8. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  9. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  10. Matilda by Roald Dahl

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earthenlightenment asked
58 🙊

58. What’s your ultimate goal in life?

Can I have more than one goal? :) I just really want to be successful at whatever I choose to do (as of now, that’s architecture), make at least enough for my mom to live comfortably, and to be happy. Money doesn’t really intrigue me; I just want success, but I do want to live comfortably as well so I don’t always need to worry about my finances. 

Questions!

Let’s get to know each other. Ask me a question and I’ll ask one back. :)

1. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?

2. Is cheating ever okay?

3. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

4. Do you regret anything?

5. Are you insecure?

6. What is your relationship status?

7. Favorite food?

8.How do you want to do?

9. What did you last eat?

10.Played any sports?

11. Do you bite your nails?

12. When was your last physical fight?

13. Do you like someone?

14. Have you ever stayed up 48 hours?

15. Do you hate anyone at the moment?

16. Do you miss someone?

17. How exactly are you feeling at the moment?

18. Are you scared of spiders?

19. Would you go back in time if given the chance?

20. Do you want to have kids? How many?

21. What is/are/were your best subject(s)?

22. Do you miss anyone from your past?

23. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

24. What is your favorite color?

25. Do you have trust issues?

26. Who/what was your last dream about?

27. Who was the last person you cried in front of?

28. Do you give out second chances too easily?

29. How many people have you fist fought?

30. Do you like the snow?

31. Favorite weather?

32. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?

33. Do you believe in soulmates?

34. What do you do to relax?

35. Favorite children’s book?

36. Who do you look up to?

37. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

38. If you had $10 million would you still go to college?

39. Are you a cat or dog person?

40. Who was the last person you texted?

41. What was your worst vacation experience?

42. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

43. Favorite pizza topic?

44. How do you describe yourself to people you’ve just met?

45. What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?

46. Current favorite song?

47. All time favorite song?

48. What’s your favorite charity?

49. What’s your favorite social media?

50. Are you a coffee or a tea person?

51. What’s your favorite number?

52. Could you live without the internet?

53. What’s your favorite family tradition?

54. What makes you laugh?

55. What’s your perfect day?

56. If someone changed you into an animal what would you be?

57. If you could start your own charity, what would it be for?

58. What’s your ultimate goal in life?

59. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

60. What do you daydream about?

61. If snow could fall in any flavor your choose, what would it be?

62. What do you say during awkward silences?

63. What kind of person do you tend to be in groups?

64. Have you ever been drunk?

65. Facebook or twitter?

66. Top 3 tv shows

67. Describe what you’re wearing right now

68. Chocolate or vanilla?

69. Favorite Disney movie?

70. Describe your dream vacation

71. What’s a topic you’re passionate about

72. Was today a good day?

73. Mars or snickers?

74. Favorite quote?

75. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page

Advice to my high school seniors:

Hi! So, the summer before senior year? Are you excited yet? You should be! Senior year is going to be SO much fun! I was just thinking about everything I did my senior year and giving advice to some new seniors and I figured I may as well make a blog post about it. Here’s just a list of everything I learned my senior year (that I can think of right now).

  1. Senioritis is real. (for me, it started second semester, but for many it starts much earlier)
  2. Do try to finish your SAT as early as possible (June is ideal, October works as well, December is a BAD idea - since it’s usually around finals time - but is also your absolute last chance. My last was in December and I was so stressed because of all my college apps and finals so my overall score was actually less but my super score increased only 10 points which is basically nothing)
  3. You should have a good idea of which schools you want to apply to in the next couple months. If you’re not applying early decision, then definitely apply to at least one (preferably more than one) school early action. It’ll help you know where you stand when applying regular decision and the amount of relief you get from already being accepted to at least one school is indescribable.
  4. Talk to your counselor about safety and reach schools.
  5. Start on applications early so you can ask people/teachers to review your essays and get good feedback. Chances are, around the time your applications are due, everyone is too busy with their own stuff.
  6. Apply to scholarships! 
  7. Apply for financial aid.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! (I have an older brother in college but he doesn’t really help me out with anything so I basically had to navigate through the whole process myself and that included numerous emails to my high school counselor and college admissions counselors)
  9. You’re going to be accepted to some school so celebrate that accomplishment! Not everyone was accepted and that school WANTS you!
  10. You’ll also be rejected from some schools and it’ll suck. A lot. But you’ll need to find a way to pick yourself back up and keep going because nothing good comes from wallowing in pain and I know good things are in store for you.
  11. Don’t miss prom, it’ll be a night full of so many memories with your closest friends and entire senior class.
  12. Try to attend as many school events (that you enjoy) as possible; it’ll be your last time attending as a current student.
  13. Most importantly, have fun. Your closest friends may be moving for good or at least moving away for school or you may be going. Your life just won’t be the same anymore and you won’t see these people in this setting everyday next year so cherish every moment. Fall semester may seem to drag on, but spring semester will fly by so fast you’ll be walking that stage at graduation before you even know what hit you.

Good luck :)